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South Carolina A to Z
South Carolina from A to Z
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Historian and author Walter Edgar mines the riches of the South Carolina Encyclopedia to bring you South Carolina from A to Z.

South Carolina from A to Z is a production of South Carolina Public Radio in partnership with the University of South Carolina Press and SC Humanities.

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  • “P” is for Parish, Margaret Cecile (1927-1988). Author.
  • “O” is for Opera houses. In the period between 1880 and 1920, opera houses flourished in communities across South Carolina.
  • “M” is for Manigault, Peter (1731-1773). Lawyer, legislator, planter.
  • “L” is for Landgraves and cassiques. “Landgrave” and “cassique” were titles given to the local nobility created by the Lords Proprietors in their plans for the settlement of Carolina.
  • “K” is for King, Mabel (1932-1999). Actress, singer, television personality.
  • “J” is for Jeanes Teachers. In 1907, Anna T. Jeanes, a wealthy Philadelphia Quaker, donated $1 million to set up the Negro Rural School Fund to provide educational opportunities for Black children in the rural South. In 1909 eleven Black women were employed as Jeanes Teachers in the state.
  • “H” is for Hampton, Harry (1897-1980). Writer, conservationist.
  • "L" is for Lyles, Bissett, Carlisle & Wolff. Founded in 1946 by William Gordon Lyles and known widely as LBC&W, the firm developed into the premier…
  • "L" is for Lutherans. While Lutherans are the third largest Protestant denomination in the United States, their numbers have never been large in the…
  • "L" is for Lebby, Nathaniel H. [1816-1880]. Inventor. In 1852 Lebby, an employee of the South Carolina Railroad, received a patent for a “water-raising…
  • "H" is for Hover Scare (1887). Hiram E. Hover (often mis-spelled in the press as “Hoover”) formed the Co-operative Workers of America (CWA) in North…
  • "H" is for Hootie and the Blowfish. Founded in 1986, Hootie and the Blowfish emerged as the most popular rock band on the USC college scene in the 1980s…